10 rules of the road for cyclists

“On good weather days, I enjoy biking to work. Occasionally, that means I have to set off before the sun’s up. I had a scare the other morning when I was nearly T-boned by an SUV leaving a parking lot. That prompted me to buy some reflective tape for my bike frame and a high-visibility vest. Now drivers approaching me from any angle will see me coming.”

– Desmond, Vancouver, BC

In British Columbia, we’re fortunate enough to enjoy world-class cycling conditions nearly year-round. But with this privilege comes responsibility. We explain 10 important rules of the road for cyclists in BC. 

What you should know

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Curious about your rights and options if you’re ticketed for a cycling offence? Check out our guidance on if you get a ticket as a cyclist.

  • This information applies to British Columbia, Canada
  • Reviewed for legal accuracy in June 2021
  • Time to read: 10 minutes

Reviewed for legal accuracy by

Joel Zanatta, The Cycling Lawyer

Joel Zanatta

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